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9 Useful Things You Can Do With Essential Oils Every Day

It's easy to feel a bit intimidated by essential oils when you're not sure what to do with them. That's why I put together this list of 9 totally practical uses for essential oils!

My very first excursion into the world of essential oils took place years and years ago when I bought a small bottle of lavender oil. I probably only knew one or two uses for lavender oil at that point, so most of the time it just stayed on my shelf. And even though I’ve learned a lot about essential oils over the past several years, I haven’t forgotten how intimidated I once felt by that little bottle of oil!

I think there are a lot of people out there who feel a bit intimidated by essential oils, just like I did. So I thought that it might be helpful if I shared a list of some of my favorite everyday uses for essential oils! These are very simple ideas for using some of the most common and affordable essential oils. My hope is that this list helps you realize just how practical and useful essential oils can really be!

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9 Of The Best Everyday Uses For Essential Oils

1. Deodorize Your Fridge

Eliminate odors in your fridge and keep it smelling fresh with lemon essential oil and baking soda! Just add 15 drops of lemon oil to a small box of baking soda and store it in your fridge. This will help keep your fridge smelling fresh for a whole month!

2. Eliminate Food Odors

Is the smell of last night’s dinner still lingering around your kitchen? Use lemon oil to freshen up the air fast! Just set a small pot of water on your stovetop, bring it it a boil, and add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the simmering water.

The lemon-scented steam coming off the pot will quickly eliminate any lingering food smells.

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3. Energy Boost

Need an energy boost to make it through the rest of your work day? Add some peppermint essential oil to your favorite diffuser! Peppermint oil has a naturally invigorating effect that can help you feel more alert and energized.

4. Settle Nausea

Peppermint essential oil makes a great natural remedy for soothing feelings of nausea. Just add 5 drops of peppermint oil to 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil. Rub the oils onto the soles of your feet, then relax until the nauseous feeling passes.

5. Deodorize Smelly Shoes

You can use tea tree oil to eliminate odors from smelly shoes! Take a spare sock and fill it with a handful of baking soda, then add 5 drops of tea tree oil. Tie the sock off with a rubber band and place it into a smelly shoe for a few hours.

The baking soda absorbs odor-causing moisture, and the tea tree oil neutralizes unpleasant odors and helps kill bacteria.

6. Soothe Sore Muscles

Soreness in your muscles is caused by inflammation, which is why anti-inflammatory essential oils like tea tree and lavender are great for soothing soreness!

Stir 5 drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of lavender oil into a large handful of Epsom salt. Add the Epsom salt mixture to a warm bath and soak in it for about 30 minutes to relieve soreness.

7. Get Glowing Skin

Get a natural, healthy glow with lavender essential oil! Just add a drop of lavender oil to your daily moisturizer and massage into your skin. You glow girl!

8. Freshen Up Your Car

If the air in your car is feeling a little stale, make a quick “air freshener” with your favorite essential oil. Add a few drops of your favorite oil to a cotton ball, then clip the cotton ball to your air vents. The scent of the oil will freshen your car in no time!

(I like to use peppermint oil for this, because it has the added benefit of keeping me more alert while I drive!)

9. Scent Your Towels

Infuse your clean towels with a fresh, floral scent using lavender essential oil. Just sprinkle about 10 drops of lavender oil onto some dryer balls or a small cloth and toss it in your dryer with your freshly washed towels!

How do you use essential oils most frequently?

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